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Cornbread Dressing with Apricots and Pecans

It’s now the day after Thanksgiving and I’ve failed to post my recipe for cornbread dressing with apricots and pecans.  You’ll have to trust me when I tell you that it was a success.  At this point I need to decide whether to ditch… Continue Reading “Cornbread Dressing with Apricots and Pecans”

A Great Read in the Hunting Blind

Now, I love being the wife of a deerslayer.  I love bragging about the accomplishments of the Deerslayer clan (my immediate members, in particular).  So when I tell you that one of the deerslayer offspring is coming into her own as a fiction writer,… Continue Reading “A Great Read in the Hunting Blind”

What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger (or Surviving Bees)

What started out as an eagerly anticipated road trip to our hunting camp ended up as something that would’ve made even Alfred Hitchcock shudder.  That’s the way things often roll for the Deerslayer clan. “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” “God never gives… Continue Reading “What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger (or Surviving Bees)”

Good Friends, Sipping Wine, Cooking Rabbit, and Dancing in Red Pumps

Recently, Deerslayer and I had an opportunity to get together with some of his high school buddies and their wives in Vail, Colorado.   We try to do this every year and one of the buddies has a house in Vail which he generously offers. … Continue Reading “Good Friends, Sipping Wine, Cooking Rabbit, and Dancing in Red Pumps”

Venison/Wild Pork Picadillo

Picadillo (peek-u-dee-yo) is a traditional savory Mexican dish that is easy to make and loved by all.  It is what people think of as the usual filling for tacos, flavorful ground meat with tomatoes, onions, garlic, comino (cumin), beef stock, and sometimes potatoes. I… Continue Reading “Venison/Wild Pork Picadillo”

Rock Doves: Good and Plentiful Eatin’

I made an interesting and tasty discovery after my Doveslayer’s very successful dove hunt last week.   Limits were had all ’round. For the first time, rock doves were harvested. They are also called feral pigeon and are hugely plentiful.Sadly, when they’re called pigeon… Continue Reading “Rock Doves: Good and Plentiful Eatin’”

Favorite Whiskey BBQ Sauce Update

I mentioned in a previous post that my favorite BBQ sauce is made by a Texas boy in New Braunfels.  I love to showcase local products and this is a truly outstanding one. Skipkenny Whiskey BBQ Sauce has a wonderful flavor that compliments any wild… Continue Reading “Favorite Whiskey BBQ Sauce Update”

It’s Here! Whitewing Season!

This weekend, my Deerslayer becomes a Whitewing slayer.  It’s the beginning of Whitewing season in South Texas.  Members of the Deerslayer Clan have converged on our neck-o’-the-woods from states near and far for this illustrious occasion.  Our junior deerslayer and her cousins will be… Continue Reading “It’s Here! Whitewing Season!”

Never Enough Cookies*

 Oatmeal Cookies With Dark Chocolate, Pecans and Dried Cranberries Since the school year is beginning for my younger deerslayer, I find myself thinking of packed lunches, things to pack into an awesome lunch box (which is important), and of course, cookies.  Nothing says love like… Continue Reading “Never Enough Cookies*”

Mexican Rice

There are recipes that just call for a great side dish like never-fail Mexican rice.  As a matter of fact, the next couple of recipes that I’m planning to post will most definitely be served with this rice.  I’ve used this recipe all of… Continue Reading “Mexican Rice”

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